As the whole of the county including NPGC is going to be in Tier 3 from Fri 30th, the good news is that the playing of golf outdoors (including the driving range) may continue in its current format, but please note the following:

1. People must not socialise with anybody they do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, in any indoor setting or in any private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues and ticketed events.

2. People must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space, including sports venues.

3. Pubs and bars must close. They can only remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant, which means serving substantial meals, like a main lunchtime or evening meal. They may only serve alcohol as part of such a meal.

4. Golfers should try to avoid travelling outside the very-high alert level area you are in or entering a very-high alert level area, other than to travel through the area on a longer journey.

5. Golfers should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if resident in a very-high alert level area, or avoid staying overnight in a very-high alert level area if resident elsewhere.

What are the implications therefore at NPGC?

Consuming alcohol

  • An alcohol order will ONLY be taken alongside an order for a substantial table meal.
  • A sandwich on its own is not a substantial table meal but a sandwich served with chips is; a single sausage roll is not a substantial meal but served with accompaniments it would be considered substantial – these are just some examples.
  • To encourage members to continue to use the clubhouse, the menu will be adapted to offer value-for-money substantial meals.
  • Sharing a single meal would not be deemed a substantial meal.
  • Drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) will be brought out before the food arrives.  Further drinks may then be purchased but once the meal has been eaten, only ONE further drink may be purchased and you will have to leave within a reasonable time.
  • You can have a 3-course meal!

No mixing of households 

  • Households are NOT allowed to mix indoors.
  • Households are NOT allowed to mix outdoors either.
  • Therefore only ONE person per table inside or outside (unless from the same household).

Hot drinks and snacks will be takeaway only, meaning they can’t be consumed in the clubhouse; this includes:

  • Coffee and tea.
  • Cakes and flapjacks etc.
  • Bacon / sausage breakfast rolls and other sandwiches.

Kitchen opening hours

  • 10.30 – 17.00 Mon – Fri.
  • 10.30 – 18.00 Sat – Sun.
  • Half-way house will still be open as usual at weekends.

What remains unchanged?

  • Playing of golf outdoors (including the driving range) may continue in its current format.
  • Pro’s Shops may remain open with mandatory wearing of face coverings.
  • Face coverings must also be worn in all public areas of the clubhouse, except for whilst eating and drinking.
  • A legal obligation for clubs to collect track and trace information on all visitors to the clubhouse and to retain this information for 21 days.

Thank you for your co-operation

  • Please can all members respect staff – we are trying to ensure these rules are followed so please do not be offended if we remind you if a rule is being broken.  Anyone not complying will not be served and may be asked to leave.
  • If these rules are not followed, NPGC may be fined; clubs and venues are being checked by inspectors.
  • Remember – these are government rules, not ours!
  • This is a difficult time for us all and we need your support.